By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air Transport has of lately been preparing itself for the full transfer of the control of its airspace which was previously been controlled by Cacas and ICAO under the auspices of the UNDP and has successfully completed all the necessary preparations and equipment.
The Press Statement released by the Ministry spokesperson Mr. Saddam Mohamed Ahmed stated as follows:-
Somaliland Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air Transport will from now henceforth be the solely bear the responsibility of control the most important part of airport functions, the ATC, ground based communication system and have successfully tested newly acquired communications equipment to be used in communicating and directing airplanes in the upper and low airspace.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air Transport has put in place all the necessary measures need for full control of our national airspace will be tasked with controllers and technicians who are experts in that field under the supervision of the director of civil aviation Eng. Said Mahdi
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air Transport once again do hereby reiterate the commitment by the government of Somaliland is the legitimate and decision-maker within Somaliland Airspace and won’t allow its airspace to be controlled by some foreign country or entity in that matter.
Somaliland government warns the UN and ICAO not to take irrational decisions without consulting the all stake holders as the airspace management clearly demonstrates the risks involved hence the need to avoid forgoing a holistic, conflict-sensitive approach to the matter.